Hopeful Like Peter Bevan-Baker

December 22, 2021

A very open-hearted friend sent me Peter Bevan-Baker’s winter solstice post “Tried, tested, and tired but not defeated”. It brought up two contrasting sets of feelings in me: Joy and gratitude: I admire leaders who invest themselves so fully and care so deeply. Sadness and Shame: What kind of leader am I if I pass on sending a year-end message…

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Leadership insecurity

Leadership Insecurity is “Catching”

November 2, 2021

Have a boss that’s insecure[1]?  You’ve likely got it too.  Elisha is a senior leader who has a great mistrust for her CEO.  She says he’s fickle with his approval, oscillates between extreme micromanagement and total hands-off approaches, and recently discredited a 360 assessment she undertook when he realized his ratings were all low while all her peers and direct…

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edgy about leadership

Are you edgy about your leadership?

October 28, 2021

Wondering: 🙍 If you’re wasting your talent? 🙍 If you truly have what it takes to be an entrepreneur? 🙍 Why you bothered getting that MBA anyway?  🙍 Why you left that company? You’d be making so much money if you’d stayed! Do any of these questions go through your head?  True confession: These are my voices.  They still echo…

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Inner game matters

The Inner Game Matters

July 20, 2021

Written by Shelby McDonald When it comes to conscious leadership, it’s an inside-out game, says Chandler Coaches founder Lisa Chandler.  “Our clients are already very competent leaders, but many feel outpaced and overwhelmed, especially these days,” she says. “It doesn’t make any sense to add more “to do’s” or “how to’s” to their toolkit before helping them get more present…

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Leaders, Spending Too Much Time in Scare City?

February 15, 2021

Most of us spend our whole lives crossing the line between two metaphorical twin cities: “Presence” and “Scare City”even though the city of Presence is so much nicer (and much better leadership comes from there). And while you likely know both cities really well, you may need better directions to access Presence anytime you want. Before we swap travel stories…

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Lessons from COVID-19

Hard lessons already learned from COVID-19

March 19, 2020

Dear Leaders (Friends) “Below the line” has been my almost permanent existence these past few weeks. How about you? The “line” is a clear divide.  In any moment we are either “above the line”—in curiosity, possibility, openness and abundance or “below the line”—closed, defensive, needing to be right/superior, feeling scarcity. In conscious leadership we use five core emotions to describe…

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Leading in the time of Covid-19

Leading in the Time of COVID-19

March 10, 2020

“Leading is about guiding people into the future despite its risks and uncertainties.”   Linda Ginzel, Booth School of Business.  There’s a lot we don’t control about COVID-19.  What we can control is how we lead. We can face the challenge of COVID-19 (and climate change etc.) or ramp up our delusions that we don’t need to deal with these issues.  We…

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Dancing with what is

Dancing With What Is

February 18, 2020

As the tango unfolds, my inner voice is sometimes loud: What if not enough leaders commit? What does that say about the Forum? What does this say about me? This “should be” easier etc.

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Creator or Victim?

Creator or Victim?

January 23, 2020

“Suffering is universal but victimhood[1] is optional.” Dr. Edith Eva Eger Dr. Edith Eva Eger’s book The Choice: Embrace the Possible is a rollercoaster of hope and despair. I found it both painfully raw and amazingly optimistic. Dr. Eger, a renowned clinical psychologist who helps trauma survivors around the world, is a Holocaust survivor herself. The central tenet of her…

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We’re Growing Ourselves | ChandlerCoaches.com

We’re Growing Ourselves

November 22, 2019

To have this impact, Chandler Coaches needs to scale. It’s time to shift from being the centre of our company to becoming a leader who develops others.

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